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Movies & Million-Dollar Mansions, Behind the Scenes at the "Flying A," Silents on the Islands, Way Back When: SB in 1924

Behind the Scenes at the "Flying A"

Image: A scene from The Decision. (Moving Picture World, February 27, 1915)

Courting Disaster

During the filming of the "Flying A" silent film, The Decision, an actor was playing the part of a drunken judge. As the actor staggered toward the Santa Barbara Courthouse, "a crowd gathered, and . . . began to hoot and yell and run at his heels. Then the mob saw the camera, and so many members of it wanted to get their picture taken at once" that they spoiled the take. – Motography, July 3, 1915

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